Paupack’s tennis team was out on the courts for a home match on Monday afternoon and held off an invasion from West Scranton by sweeping the singles and doubles for a 5-0 victory.


Paupack’s tennis team was out on the courts for a home match on Monday afternoon and held off an invasion from West Scranton by sweeping the singles and doubles for a 5-0 victory.

Jeff Alderfer, playing at No. 3 singles was the first one to hit the sidelines winning in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 over Isaiah Gill.

“My ground strokes were working well today, my serve was working and I was getting up to the net,” Alderfer said.

Jeff recorded four aces in his match.

“I just want to keep hitting the ball like I was today and keep serving well for the rest of the season.”

One of the surprise lineups in Monday’s match was the freshmen duo of Billy Reese and Rocco Scartelli who also won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 over Jerry Palauskas and Billy Zangradi at No. 2 doubles.

“I was very impressed with the way they played today, they went out and did exactly what we wanted them to do,” said Paupack coach Jim Ball.

“They filled in very well and I’m very pleased with the way my freshmen played today. They really work hard and are always trying to get into that starting lineup and it was nice to see them come out and play well.”

“It was a lot of fun playing at this level because the other kids can actually hit the ball back,” said Reese.

“We played pretty consistent and were able to keep the ball in play for most of the points,” added Scartelli.

At No. 1 singles Chris Cassel took care of business winning 6-4, 6-2 over West’s Greg Gianacopoulos.

“He (Cassel) came out and played like I haven’t seen him play all year,” added Ball.

“He had a plan, a strategy and he executed it the way he should. When he got a short ball he put it away. Today he was much more calm and won a lot more points. He played some really great points out there.”

In the Buckhorns toughest match of the afternoon, Eric Miller and Garrett Zeiler won the first set 6-1, dropped the second 3-6, and fought back in the third to win 6-0 over Mason Payonk and P.J. Mackin.

“In that second set they let the other team take control of the net, which is what they did in the first set. In the third set they played the way they did in the first set. They got aggressive and took the net away and played much smarter,” said Ball.

Tyler Whitman took down John Waltman at No. 2 singles to close out the day.

“Tyler has been playing very steady the last two or three matches and played very well today,” said Ball.

Currently the Bucks are 3-5 on the season, West Scranton dropped to 0-10.

The Bucks hit the road on Thursday to take on Delaware Valley who is at the top of Division One with a record of 8-0.

“Overall this was a good team win for us and it was nice to come back after getting beat by Abington. We played much better today and we’re looking forward to the rest of the season,” Ball said.